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Diver's Isle is the small island where Alan and Alice Wake stay on during their vacation to Bright Falls. The small island was located on Cauldron Lake. Alan and Alice stay in the cabin named Bird Leg Cabin after the shape of the island (when looked at from above) which is shaped like a bird's foot and leg.


The cabin used to belong to Thomas Zane and Barbara Jagger, thus called Diver's Isle due to Tom's keen interest in diving.

In 1970, a volcanic eruption destroyed the island and there hasn't been an island there since; the Dark Presence manages to manifest it in order to bring Alan to the place where it still has power.


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  • In the bedroom of the cabin, there is a calendar with the month of July and the 4th highlighted - however, it's dated 1970, the year the volcanic eruption destroyed the island.
  • In front of the shed with the generator, there is a stump that has the letters T.Z. and B.J. with a heart around them carved into the wood, hinting at the romance that was on the island before Barbara Jagger drowned. Examining the stump will provide some dialog.
  • In Slavic folklore there is a witch-like woman named Baba Yaga who lived in a hut on chicken legs. She was a source of inspiration for Barbara Jagger and Bird Leg Cabin is a reference to Baba Yaga's house.
  • The name "Diver's Isle" could be seen as an anagram for "Devil's Rise". This wasn't necessarily an intentional decision, however it would go with the analogy present in Alan Wake 2 Initiation 5: Room 665 that Scratch/the Dark Presence is the devil and its goal of trying to rise from Cauldron Lake.